Justin Welby, the Bishop of Durham and a former oil-industry executive, has been chosen as the next Archbishop of Canterbury to lead the 85 million-strong Anglican communion, Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said.
Almost five centuries since King Henry VIII split from the Catholic Church, the pope arrived in Britain today for a first state visit, with protesters waiting along with Queen Elizabeth II to greet him.
Celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the British throne reached a climax as the monarch appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony in front of cheering crowds and the Royal Air Force staged a flypast.
Prince William and Kate Middleton will be married by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams , at Westminster Abbey in London on April 29, the royal family announced, giving the first details of the event.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the head of the Anglican Church, asked Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe to help end attacks on its members by a splinter faction of the religious group, he said today.